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Has any of the El Rey (or El Capitan) owners already tried to run a Maxxis Ardent 2.4" as rear tire? Does it have acceptable clearance or is the El Rey rear generally too narrow for this wider type of tire?
 

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I'm running the Conti Mt. Kings 2.4" in my El Cap. Room to spare but I am noticing some scuff marks on the seat stay link.
 

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dieseldog said:
I'm running the Conti Mt. Kings 2.4" in my El Cap. Room to spare but I am noticing some scuff marks on the seat stay link.
thanks, I guess there would be even more rubbing of the Ardent then, since it is for sure several mm's higher than the Conti... so probably the El Rey/Cap is not really suited for wider&higher tires, it's a bit of a pity. And I'm also wondering why the designers do not leave a bit more room. On trails where I think I would need a FS I would also prefer to have tires wider than just 2.25". But maybe I'm just more wide-tire-addicted than others...
 

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It'll be close but a big factor is the rim width. What rims are you running. I'm on Stan's Flows.

A wider rim will help "flatten" out a tire profile, effectively lowering the radius but increasing the width at the face of the tire carcass.
 

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It's also a Flow rim. In my impression wider rims flatten the tire tread but increase the overall tire height at the same time. The 2.4 Ardent on the Flow is 61 mm wide and almost 60 mm high.
 

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limoncello said:
It's also a Flow rim. In my impression wider rims flatten the tire tread but increase the overall tire height at the same time. The 2.4 Ardent on the Flow is 61 mm wide and almost 60 mm high.
I'm pretty sure that if a tire is on a wider rim it will be slightly shorter. To exagerate If you had the tire off the rim and stretched the beads apart as far as you could the tire would be flat and if you pinched the beads together it would be at it's tallest.I doubt it makes much of a difference though.
 
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